So we have recently discovered that DS (almost 9 months) has a peanut allergy and possibly dairy, we're due to have testing done and see a specialist the beginning of December.
I'm pretty confident I've made the right decisions in how I've introduced foods to him and I do my best make sure I'm up to date on the most recent guidelines. I'm the type of person that googles everything, gets five books from the library, etc...
I have a friend insinuating that I have 'given' DS his allergy because I've introduced things too early, swearing that Australia's guidelines are after 12 months and delayed introduction is best.
I'm currently in the UK and American but we just moved from Australia. The UK and America are definitely between 6-12 months introduction and I thought Australia was the same, so I'm wondering, what have you been told in regards to when you should introduce allergens?
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 10 of 41
30-10-2014 18:27 #1
What have you been told in regards of when to introduce allergens?
30-10-2014 18:34 #2-
- Join Date
- Apr 2012
The earlier the better... (Can't remember the specifics). The current studies suggest that delaying the introduction of certain foods can lead to allergies..
The Following User Says Thank You to VicPark For This Useful Post:
30-10-2014 18:35 #3
Your friend is talking crap.
My DD has a very serious egg allergy and I am in no way to blame!
Early introduction is recommended.
The Following User Says Thank You to Lincolns mummy For This Useful Post:
30-10-2014 18:38 #4
That's what I thought, I look at the dates of everything I read to make sure they're recent. It doesn't help that her health nurse just told her 12 months, her DS is 2 weeks younger than mine, so she swears Australia's guidelines are different.
30-10-2014 18:40 #5Senior Member
- Join Date
- May 2014
People insinuate all kinds of crap when they find out a child has food allergies. Your friend is an idiot, and not much of a friend either by the sounds of it. Tell her to get f'd. (Note I am in a terrible mood so my response may be a bit intense, but if someone told me my child's food allergies were my fault right now that would be my response.)
30-10-2014 19:00 #6
Yep, most recent research suggests that there MAY be a link between delayed introduction and allergies, or there may be no link. The idea of delaying introduction to prevent allergies though has been disproven.
You're definitely following the most recent advice!
The Following User Says Thank You to Renn For This Useful Post:
30-10-2014 19:04 #7
I thought I'd heard or read (although I can't remember where) that the only food they recommend delaying until 12 months is honey; anything else is supposedly fine to offer earlier.
30-10-2014 19:10 #8
It used to be no peanuts until after 12months. I know we used to introduce cooked egg and yoghurt sometime before this though. I've heard that they are recommending trying these foods earlier than that now - but have no idea when the recommendation is for. I would assume when the kids are developmentally able to eat the food? Is honey still after 12 months?
We just make sure that we have two people at home when we do try an allergen just in case one needs to take a trip to ED or call an ambulance! Haven't had to so far.
30-10-2014 19:10 #9
Yes, honey because of the risk of botulism not because of allergies.
Thanks ladies! I'm fairly certain I've ****ed her off by most recent comment but whatever, last was when she insinuated I'd given it to him and never an apology so I'm kinda of the defense with her right now!
The Following User Says Thank You to HollyGolightly81 For This Useful Post:
30-10-2014 19:11 #10
Sorry - just read Catlover's reply re honey! Watching tv and typing at the same time = slow response!
By bunkx in forum Weaning & Starting solidsReplies: 32Last Post: 08-12-2013, 15:01
By NAT256 in forum General Parenting Tips, Advice & ChatReplies: 5Last Post: 06-12-2013, 11:23
By LeeLee81 in forum Support after StillbirthReplies: 15Last Post: 17-11-2013, 16:57
Impressionable KidsImpressionable Kids are Australia's leader in framed children's memorabilia and specialise in framed baby hand and feet ...
LATEST7 ways to break the ‘mumnotony’ at homeGuide to government family benefit payments36 tips for long-haul flights with babies and children
POPULARWhen can I start giving chores to my children?New baby nursery checklist – a guide to newborn essentialsWhat to pack for labour and hospital – a checklist
FORUMS - chatting now ...
April/May TTC group chatConception & Fertility General Chat
IVF babies due Sep/Oct/Nov 2017pregnancy and babies through IVF
IVF/FET April & May chatConception & Fertility General Chat
How long would you leave your 8 (almost 9) year old at home alone?General Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat
Neighbours 30 years - 2015Movies / Music / Books / TV Chat
Pokemon go. Chat #2General Chat